Taco and Drink Pairings
If your favorite dishes rank high on the heat meter, try pairing them with creamy and cool cocktails that take the edge off, like a Horchata White Russian or Margaritas. The best spicy tacos and margarita pairings use citrusy recipes that can also help cut through the heat.
Cheese & Cocktails
Is cheese – melted or shredded – critical to your taco creation? Pair the cheesiness with an acidic cocktail like a Paloma or Daiquiri. Citrus flavors are a great option to balance out the decadence of cheese-heavy meals.
Do your Tex-Mex taste buds lean toward brightly colored, fresh and grilled vegetables? Look for cocktails with herbs to complement the garden-friendly recipes. For instance, Mojitos and Mint Juleps stand out as delicious options.
If you're focused on fitting as much beef, pork, or chicken into your tortilla as possible, try a whiskey cocktail to balance the meaty flavors. Whiskey Sours and Old Fashioned cocktails are great options when you're wondering what to drink with meat-filled tacos.
Seafood tends to pair best with Gin, so if your tacos are surf-n-turf style, opt for a Gin Martini or a Gin & Tonic. If you prefer something sweeter, fresh Sangria is another option that works well with white fish.
Classic Cocktails for Tex-Mex
No matter what Tex-Mex dish you choose, pairing tacos and drinks doesn't have to feel like a guessing game. Reach for the classics you know and love, like sangria and margaritas — or an ice-cold beer.